Insperity (NSP) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Finds

News stories about Insperity (NYSE:NSP) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Insperity earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 46.6022183637978 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Insperity (NYSE:NSP) traded up $1.45 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $69.60. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 166,726 shares, compared to its average volume of 223,630. Insperity has a 1 year low of $34.88 and a 1 year high of $72.60. The company has a current ratio of 1.07, a quick ratio of 1.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.57. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,845.83, a PE ratio of 34.95, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.40 and a beta of 0.88.

Insperity (NYSE:NSP) last posted its earnings results on Monday, February 12th. The business services provider reported $0.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.92 by ($0.37). Insperity had a net margin of 2.55% and a return on equity of 102.86%. The business had revenue of $826.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $813.28 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.58 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 13.4% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that Insperity will post 2.72 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 22nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 8th were paid a $0.20 dividend. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.15%. This is a boost from Insperity’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.15. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, March 7th. Insperity’s payout ratio is presently 40.20%.

A number of research firms recently commented on NSP. Roth Capital upped their price objective on Insperity from $58.00 to $71.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Insperity from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $74.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, February 19th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $64.00.

In other news, Director Austin P. Young sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.05, for a total transaction of $350,250.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, SVP Douglas S. Sharp sold 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.17, for a total value of $210,510.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 31,955 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,242,282.35. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 117,751 shares of company stock valued at $7,471,328. Insiders own 27.47% of the company’s stock.

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Insperity Company Profile

Insperity, Inc provides a range of human resources (HR) and business solutions. The Company’s HR services offerings are provided through its Workforce Optimization and Workforce Synchronization solutions (together, its professional employer organization (PEO) HR Outsourcing solutions), which encompass a range of human resources functions, including payroll and employment administration, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, performance management and training and development services, along with its cloud-based human capital management platform, the Employee Service Center (ESC).

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